The Same, But Different…

I sat next to the running water watching if flow down and over the rocks. The sound of the rushing water provided a calm and peaceful grounding for my being. When I got up to leave, other hikers were coming to take my place.

Sitting on the boulder, looking around at nature, seeing the trees leaves rustling in the gentle breeze and the tall evergreen trees brought an appreciation for all the beauty nature has to offer.

Passing other hikers on the trail for a brief moment…I saw into their souls. I sensed happiness, joy, pain, love, adventure, determination, exhaustion and peace. What did they see in my soul?

The trail connected us on this day, at this specific time. We were traveling the same path. Did we experience the same feelings? Did we share the same appreciation?

We are all the same, but so very different.

Love and hugs,



Repent Your Life…

What are you doing differently today than you did yesterday?

What thoughts are you thinking that you need to change?

What direction is your life headed?

Do you find yourselves in autopilot…sailing through life?

If life is easy, you might find yourself in a rut…doing the same routine each day.

To make changes, you must repent your life.

What makes you happy?

Or are you so unhappy you don’t even know what makes you happy?

Figure it out…

Don’t settle…make changes! REPENT!!!

Love and hugs,


Don’t Quit…

Start with you…

If you really want to love someone, start with you. Love yourself unconditionally. Look into the mirror, into your eyes, and say “I love you!” Accept yourself fully. You are unique and have great purpose in this lifetime.

If you really need to forgive someone, start with you. Forgive yourself for all the thoughts and actions that might not have reflected your true self. Get a sheet of paper, write down the things you are sorry you thought, said or did. Release it all and forgive yourself fully.

If you really want to make a difference, start with you. Work on changing your thoughts. Your thoughts go out to the universe, what you put out there comes back to you. Guard your thoughts, think positive, loving thoughts. The way you think will change the way you live. When you change the way you live you will make a difference in the lives of those around you.

If you really want a  healthier life, start with you. Evaluate your diet, incorporate exercise, and meditation. Stay with it, everyday. Exercise your willpower to make healthy choices. Don’t throw your power away by giving in to cravings, putting exercise off another day or deciding not to quiet your mind because you don’t have time. Make time for you!

If you really want to live on purpose, take action every day. Don’t let a day go by without doing the things you want to do.

Don’t quit….start with YOU!

Love and hugs,


CD Poetry

Creating poetry using CD titles.

Check out my friend and fellow blogger Mary Kate she just posted a great CD Poem.

Her heart is filled with the love of Jesus and her light shines brightly. She inspires me, stop by and check out her blog.


PicMonkey Collage

The Blessing

The Face of Love,

Simply Nothing…

More Beautiful You.

One Moment in Time,

Wherever you Are.

We Need each Other!

Another creative way to create poetry is using Book Spine.

Check out Becoming Unstuck creative Book Spine Poetry.

Love an hugs,



Why Not…

Loving life, living boldly.

Reaching out, not finding fault.

Changing thoughts, with an open mind.

Showing thoughtfulness, being kind.

Life is hard enough, why add more pain?

Watch your words, and actions too.

Model love for you and me.

I ‘m really hoping that you will hear my plea. 

Live simply, and not so complicated.

Find your truth, and courageously state it.

Peace fill your day…while you find your way.

Love and hugs,


Photo Credit: Pixabay



You should always have a few “Buddies” to do life with.

I love to hike and I have a few hiking buddies that I like to hike with.

There are times I may hike alone, but hiking with a Buddy is fun and a great way to challenge each other.

Not only do you get to share the awesome beauty and experience of the hike, but you get to have some great conversations and laughs along the way.

Hiking is like a dance, sometimes you lead and other times your buddy may lead. You just naturally flow up the mountain. When it’s time to rest, you both are ready to stop to catch your breath.

Together you watch the weather and make decisions to continue with the hike, or retreat so you don’t get struck by lightning.

You share snacks along the way to replenish your energy.

You have each others back in case one of you slip or fall. You are there to support each other along the way. There is an unspoken trust between you and your Buddy.

At the summit you and your Buddy share the sense of accomplishment and a memory has been etched into your heart and mind forever. Afterwards at the car, looking back up at the mountain you know you made it with your Buddy! That’s the best feeling of all.

Amanda was my hiking Buddy on this day. We bagged 3 of 4 – 14ers: Bross, Lincoln, and Cameron. Democrat had to wait because of the weather.

Let’s call today Appreciate your Buddy day!

Love and hugs,




Healing your mind, heart and spirit. Your whole body needs to be in harmony to live a healthy life.

Exercise and eating right, getting proper nutrition is key in how your body performs. By eating a proper diet it provides the energy you need to support your body and the ability to get things done, mentally and physically to live a healthy life.

Align your thoughts and actions to create a plan that will get you off the couch, stop eating the junk food and get you motivated to make positive changes to live a healthy life.

Live each day as it was your last. Get outside, get your natural vitamin D from the sun. Let your body absorb the light. Try things you never did before, eat more organic foods. Live a healthy life.

Take care of your body. We only get one in a lifetime. It is our responsibility to take care of it. This is one thing we have control over. Feed it, Work it, Love it! Live a healthy life.

Happiness should fill every cell of your body. Choose the people, thoughts and things that make you happy. Live a healthy life. 

You have the choice to live a healthy life! Choose wisely.

I started my blog because of my journey to become healthy. Eight years ago I decided it was time for me to live a healthy life. I needed to change my thoughts, lose some weight, get stronger, be more positive and change my diet. I’m so glad I did.

I hope my blog will inspire you to take the first step or give you ideas to continue your journey to live a healthy life:)

Love and hugs,







Don’t underestimate your true potential!

How often do we place limits on ourselves? Why do we allow doubt and fear to rule our lives?

It starts with our words. Words are powerful. Words can build us up and in a blink of an eye they can tear us down, just like that!

What would happen if you really poured out all of the love you have stored up in your heart?

How would you feel if you released all bitterness and freely forgave everyone and everything in your life?

If you truly opened your mind to all higher thoughts and creativity that lays dormant in your brain, how would your life be different?

What if your world only knew possibilities and great achievement? Life would look differently, wouldn’t it?

We all came into this world overflowing with so much PURPOSE and LOVE. What will it take to change your vocabulary to include “I CAN, I WILL!” and truly believe it?

We all have potential that is hidden deep inside us like a treasure waiting to be found and realized. Why not set it free? Why not be everything you can be and embrace every challenge that is set in front of you as a time to shine?

Change your perspective, choose powerful words to move you forward!

Do not underestimate who you are…what you can do by releasing all of yourself to be free and truly believe it with your whole heart and soul!

Love and hugs!


Don’t Judge…

Don’t judge me until you walked in my shoes.

Everyone has their own story. We all have faced our own pain, frustration, loss, some illness, or whatever it may be that makes it unbearable to face some days. We still need to do life even though it’s a struggle. Some people can disguise it well and go through the day and you wouldn’t know they are in the midst of a bad storm in their life. Yet, others might not handle it in the same way. They might be angry at the world and that’s alright. People process things differently.

We should never judge others because we don’t know what they are facing, just like others don’t know what you are facing. If someone is being obstinate, curt or might be plain rude, don’t start judging them. Instead treat them with love, extend your compassion to them…it might be what they need at that moment. 

We never know what is going on in other people’s lives, they could have just lost a loved one, or were laid off at work, or maybe their spouse left them. They have the right to be angry. By being compassionate this can help them see that everything in the world isn’t all bad. We have a tendency to treat people the same way they are treating us. We all need to provide a little more understanding, not judgement. Shower the people with love.


Love and hugs,






Life Patterns…

Have you ever reflected on your life to identify recurring patterns?


These patterns might be around decisions you made, or repeating issues with different people and relationships, or even about breaking a bad habit.  These patterns come with us from our childhood. When you reflect you will see some of the same problems you faced have repeated time and time again. You will also realize that you did the same thing to try to resolve it and got the same result each time.

So why do the same thing expecting a different result and it ends up the same way it did all of the other times?

To get different results become aware of those repeating patterns in your life . When the problem comes up again…take a different approach. Break your patterns by doing something different. If you do this, you begin to disrupt the patterns which will yield different results.

Hold your mirror up, and look deep into yourself. The problem you need to resolve is something you need to change within your own being. It’s easy to place blame on others, but it isn’t about others, it’s about you. It’s about the change you need to make for yourself in order for you to grow and take responsibility for your life.

Don’t do life the easy way. Challenge yourself everyday to think differently, have an open mind, change the way you do things. Make new patterns, blaze a new trail! Be in charge of your life!

Love and Hugs,


Application: Take time to reflect and see how many times the same problem reappears in your life. Take note. Think about why this problem keeps presenting itself to you. What do you need to do, what do you need to change, what will disrupt the problem when it reappears again and how will you break through to yield a different result?